It’s that time of the year when family gatherings and holiday parties are occupying most of our weekends and evenings. So, while we are opting for a more festive wardrobe during this season, we should also give our makeup a little holiday twist.
Here a few popular holiday beauty trends and a few products that you can use to create these looks or even give as a gift!
Blue Eye-shadow/Blue Eyeliner
The winter season is probably the only time when it is acceptable to wear blue eye-shadow. The only rule – wear it in moderation. Yes, the eighties are back in style, but the over the top blue eye-shadow is not.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles in Star Cobalt, $12
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Lustrous Sapphire, $6.99
Many people where blush year-round, but with winter being a dry season, blush can be used to liven up the face and give off some more color.
The holiday season is known for its sparkling lights and shiny tinsel, it is also known for glitter eye-shadow.
Some women look forward to the holiday season simply because of the freedom to wear glitter eye-shadow without judgment.
Glitter Nail Polish
Like I said earlier, glitter is the staple of the holiday season. Not only can you wear it on your eyes, but your nails as well.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté La Lacque Couture in Gold Clash and Silver Clash, $28 each
China Glaze Make a Spectacle, $6.99
Metallic Eye-shadow & Lipstick
Continuing on with the sparkle and shine theme, metallic lipsticks and eye-shadows are a more subtle way to create the look.
Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil& Glitter Eyeshadow Duo, $25
This is a classic holiday look that doesn’t take much to create. Find your perfect shade of red and swipe it on. Glossy or matte, whatever your preference is.
Take the highlighter a step further, and shimmer your entire face. It is easy to go overboard with this look, so to avoid that only apply highlighter to the cheekbone, forehead, and chin. Or after completing your makeup, spray a shimmering setting spray.
e.l.f. Illuminating Mist & Set, $4